Support Worker

Randstad Education
Lancashire, UK
14 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker

Oliver House - Childrens Homes - Preston, Lancashire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Permanent - Full Time

Salary - £17,062.50 per annum

37.5 per week

Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

What we offer:

Opportunities in Ribbleton, Grimsargh, Penwortham, Lostock Hall and Leyland (please indicate preference in application)
Flexible working hours
33 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)
Full training- relevant qualifications are desirable, but not essential
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme
Dental Insurance
Travel Insurance
SMART Pension option
Health Cash Plan

Priory group are looking for passionate, professional and dedicated employees to work with children and young adults with autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour.

As a member of our residential care team you will strive to bring out the best in every young person by supporting and guiding them in their daily lives. This could be in the form of helping the young person at school, accompanying them to take part in an activity (walking, horse riding, trampolining, Duke of Edinburgh etc.) or simply assisting them in completion of general daily tasks, including morning and night time routines.

The homes operate a rolling rota which indicates your shift patterns for the following 12 weeks. A typical early shift would be 07:30-16:00 and a late shift 15:30-22:00. You will work a combination of early and late shifts as assigned by the house manager. We also offer the opportunity to earn an additional £35 for a sleep-in shift, as well as the possibility of overtime.

Most of our young people attend Oliver House School, an independent specialist day and residential school for children aged 6 to 19 who have autistic spectrum disorders and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Our aim is to enable every young person to have positive experiences and progress according to their individual abilities. The desired outcome is for them to achieve success in accredited qualifications and to gain increased levels of independence in order to maximize their strengths, abilities and ambitions. (url removed)

Candidates should be:

Patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
Prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons
Willing to assist in household maintenance tasks such as cleaning in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homesClosing date on 31 August 2019

Please call Rachael Boaler on (phone number removed) or email your CV to (url removed)

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